Citizen Campanola Returns To AZ Fine Time

Campanola Eco-Drive Minute Repeater Perpetual BZ0030-08W

Campanola Eco-Drive Minute Repeater Perpetual BZ0030-08W

After a couple of years of being discontinued in the international market, Citizen’s beautiful and elaborately designed Campanola series will be returning to Arizona Fine Time, now with Eco-Drive technology!  Previous models of Campanola were battery driven, allowing for an entire Urushi lacquer dials,which was only on a couple of models.  Over the course of the last year, Citizen has finally reintroduced the Grand Complication models with Eco-Drive technology in some unique and modern designs.  The previous year brought a new perpetual calendar moon phase model, of which we will be receiving one style.  There’s a lot to look forward to, even though supply will be extremely limited.  Let’s take a look at the new line up of Campanola.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MOON PHASE PERPETUAL BU0020-03B

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MOON PHASE PERPETUAL BU0020-03B

First in this line up will be the moon phase perpetual BU0020-03B.  This Eco-Drive model has a 6 month power reserve from a full charge, moon phase, day, date, month display, and the renowned beautiful burgundy lacquer that everyone loved so much in the original series of Campanola.  The gold flaked urushi lacquer aspect of the dial is located in a large circle at 6:00, which also includes the moon display.  The Duratect coated stainless steel case measure out at 43.5mm wide and 14.4mm thick and will retail for $3,750.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08E

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08E

Next in the line up is the first set to utilize Eco-Drive technology in their Campanola Grand Complication series, with the hand assembled and finished G910 caliber.  These more modern designed Campanola’s will be in cases 44.6mm wide by 15.9mm thick.  The 1st model is the BZ0090-08E, with black clouded lacquer ranging from about the 5:00 to just past 9:00.  This will come on a black crocodile leather with a grey/white contrast stitching.  The retail will be $4,800 and include Citizen’s 5 year warranty.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08W

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08W

The second in the series will be the BZ0030-08W, with a surprisingly gorgeous purple dial.  Purple can be a difficult color in a mens watch, but for some reason, this shade maintains a masculine look and looks truly impressive.  The same type of clouded lacquer appears in this model in purple, and the black crocodile strap has purple stitching.  These pieces will have both chronograph and minute repeater modes that can easily be toggled between by holding the lower left button.  The BZ0030-08W will also retail for $4,800.

BZ0030-16E BZ0030-16F

A new set of Grand Complications were just released this year prior to Baselworld, using the same G910 caliber as the two models above.  These styles bring back more of the traditional Campanola design, using larger roman numerals on the chapter ring of both models, in two stunning color combinations.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16F

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16F

The BZ0030-16F will come with gold accents, not just on the dial, but also a matching color accented in the straps stitching.  The lacquer used on this dial will be black urushi, with sprinkles of mother of pearl dust laid throughout.  This gives a cosmic appearance, symbolizing the heavens and the strength and brightness of life born into harshness.  The retail on this model is $5,000.  All models of Grand Complication Eco-Drive featuring the G910 movement will have a 12 month power reserve from a full charge.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16E

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16E

The final piece in our new line up of Campanola will be the BZ0030-16E.  This model uses a black and red urushi lacquer, expressing the earth in the form of glowing magma starting to cool.  There will be red roman numerals along with black crocodile strap with red stitching.  The displays on these models will have day of week near the 11:00 area, leap year/chronograph hours display at 8:00, month/chronograph minutes counter at 6:00 and a 24 hour display at 3:00.  The BZ0030-16E will have an MSRP of $4,900.

These models are currently available for pre-order direct through AZFineTime.com HERE, or you can call us at 1-800-486-3996.  Delivery is expected some time this summer.  Be sure to keep an eye on the site for more details.

 

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Campanola Crazy at AZ Fine Time

The name Campanola derives from the region of Italy, Campania and the city that lies within, Nola.  The legend is, that this was the 1st place to ring a bell in order to mark the time.  Ironically, Campanola’s are not made in Italy, but Japan, by the finest craftsmen the Citizen Watch Company has to offer.

Citizen introduced Campanola as a very limited distribution, higher end, very high quality, hand made, quartz timepiece with tons of complications.  The distribution on these timepieces was incredibly small and the quantities produced are minimal. In fact, there are less than 20 dealers for them in the states and the serial numbers are still in the hundreds.  Unfortunately, Citizen USA has recently discontinued the brand (and I believe it is also disappearing in Japan).  But from this sad news, an amazing opportunity has arisen…

The Campanola Crazy Deal at http://www.AZFineTime.com.

Campanola Timepieces

Campanola Timepieces

With Campanola no longer being available in the states, the guys at AZ Fine Time had to move quick on what was still available.  We were fortunate enough to get our hands on 5 different styles and bought everything Citizen USA had left in inventory.  We feel that these very boutique and under-rated watches are going to be incredible collectors items.  The value at full retail is incredible alone.  Where else can you find a timepiece of this complication, exquisite finish and unique design for such an amazing price?  You can’t.

If you take a close look at Campanola as a brand, you will find such features as perpetual calendars, alarms, chronographs, moonphases, and even minute repeaters!  While each style has different features, they are all hand built and hand finished quartz movements.  This gives the watchmaker the capability of inspecting everything thoroughly and assures everything leaves functioning perfect from the factory.  Aside from the beautifully crafted movement, the exterior of the watch is also exquisite.  The case is hand polished and has a very impressive finish.  The anti-reflective coated sapphire crystals are thick and domed, giving an immense amount of depth to the dial.  The dials themselves are also incredible.  Some are embossed sunburst, pin stripe or wave type patterns and others are hand lacquered all done by one lacquer craftsman.  The amount of detail you will find on these is uncanny.  There is much time, labor and love put into Campanola.  If you tried to find all of these great features in a mechanical watch, it could easily be well over $100,000 and it would more than likely have to be sent to the manufacture to be reset (which would take forever and also cost a fortune).  This is what makes Campanola so great!  Retailing from $2,000-$3,500 and not needing to be worn or wound to keep it going makes them incredibly valuable.  The watch only needs to be set once,  it will have accurate time, and will always know the appropriate day, date, month, year and leap year until the next battery change.  Very Impressive to say the least.

Here are some pictures and descriptions of the models that are available…

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P

-Perpetual Calendar spanning 100 years past to 100 years future

-Hand polished stainless steel case

-Hand made hand finished quartz movement

-Dual curved Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal

-Crocodile Leather Strap w/ 3 Fold Deployment Clasp

-Made in Japan

-$2,000 USD retail

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6200-07P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6230-57P

-Perpetual Calendar spanning 100 years past to 100 years future

-Hand polished stainless steel case

-Hand made hand finished quartz movement

-Dual curved Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal

-Stainless Steel Bracelet

-Made in Japan

-$3,000 USD Retail

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6230-57P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6230-57P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6230-57P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6230-57P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6230-57P

Campanola Perpetual Calendar AG6230-57P

Campanola Grand Complication AH4000-01X

-Grand Complication features: Minute Repeater, Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phase

-Hand Lacquered Dial

-Hand polished stainless steel case

-Hand made hand finished quartz movement

-Dual curved Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal

-Crocodile Leather Strap w/ 3 Fold Deployment Clasp

-Made in Japan

-$3,400 USD retail

Campanola Grand Complication AH4000-01X

Campanola Grand Complication AH4000-01X

Campanola Grand Complication AH4000-01X
Campanola Grand Complication AH4000-01X

Campanola Grand Complication AH4000-01X

Campanola Grand Complication AH4000-01x

Campanola Grand Complication AH4030-51A

-Grand Complication features: Minute Repeater, Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phase

-Hand polished stainless steel case

-Hand made hand finished quartz movement

-Dual curved Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal

-Crocodile Leather Strap w/ 3 Fold Deployment Clasp

-Made in Japan

-$3,400 USD retail

Campanola Grand Complication AH4030-51A

Campanola Grand Complication AH4030-51A

Campanola Grand Complication AH4030-51A

Campanola Grand Complication AH4030-51A

Campanola Grand Complication AH4030-51A

Campanola Grand Complication AH4030-51A

Campanola Minute Repeater AH7000-04A

-Minute Repeater features: Minute Repeater, 2 Alarms, Perpetual Calendar

-Hand polished stainless steel case

-Hand made hand finished quartz movement

-Dual curved Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal

-Crocodile Leather Strap w/ 3 Fold Deployment Clasp

-Made in Japan

-$3,500 USD retail

Campanola Minute Repeater AH7000-04A

Campanola Minute Repeater AH7000-04A

Campanola Minute Repeater AH7000-04A

Campanola Minute Repeater AH7000-04A

Campanola Minute Repeater AH7000-04A

Campanola Minute Repeater AH7000-04A

Campanola is an incredible and beautiful collectors piece.  To find out more about this once in a lifetime opportunity, please call us at 1-800-486-3996 and mention reading it on the AZ Fine Time Blog for our best offer.  Quantities are limited and it’s going to be hard to pass up.  Now I think it’s time to add a new timepiece to my collection!

As Always, thanks for reading!